Emperor Ming of Han

Han Mingdi (漢明帝)
Birth and Death:28 AD - 75 AD
Family name:Liu (劉)
Given name:Yang (陽), then Zhuang (莊)
Father:Emperor Guangwu of Han (4th son of)
Mother:Empress Yin Lihua (eldest son of)
Dates of reign:58 AD-75 AD
Dynasty:Later/ Eastern Han
Era name:Yŏngpíng (永平)
57 AD – 75 AD
Temple name:Xíanzōng (顯宗)
Posthumous name:
(short)
Emperor Ming (明)
"understanding"
Posthumous name:
(full)
Xiaoming (孝明)
"filial and understanding"

Emperor Ming of Han, (simplified Chinese: 汉明帝; traditional Chinese: 漢明帝; pinyin: hàn míng dì; Wade-Giles: Han Ming-ti), (15 June 28 – 5 September 75) was the second emperor of the Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty.

He was the fourth son and second crown prince of Emperor Guangwu. It was during Emperor Ming's reign that Buddhism began to spread into China.

Emperor Ming was a hard-working, able administrator of the empire who showed integrity and demanded integrity from his officials. He also established the control of the Chinese Empire on the Tarim Basin and eradicated the Xiongnu influence there, through the conquests of his general Ban Chao.

The reigns of Emperor Ming and his son Emperor Zhang were typically considered the golden age of the Eastern Han Empire and known as the Rule of Ming and Zhang.

Family background

Liu Yang was born in 28 to Emperor Guangwu and his first love, Consort Yin Lihua. Emperor Guangwu, then still an official under Gengshi Emperor, had married Yin in 23 and, after he became emperor in 25, had wanted to create her empress, but she declined because she had no sons at that point. Instead, she endorsed Consort Guo, who had already had a son (Liu Jiang (劉疆)), and Emperor Guangwu created Consort Guo empress and Prince Jiang crown prince in 26. However, Prince Yang's birth in 28 was still considered a major event.

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Hàn Bêng-tè
བོད་ཡིག: ཧན་མིན་ཏི་
Deutsch: Han Mingdi
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한국어: 후한 명제
hrvatski: Ming od Hana
Bahasa Indonesia: Kaisar Ming dari Han
日本語: 明帝 (漢)
norsk: Han Mingdi
português: Ming de Han
română: Ming di
русский: Мин-ди (Хань)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Car Ming od Hana
українська: Лю Чжуан
Tiếng Việt: Hán Minh Đế
吴语: 汉明帝
粵語: 劉莊
中文: 汉明帝